Jour­nal­ist killed in Mex­i­can state of Cu­li­a­can

Cape Breton Post - - World -

MEX­ICO CITY — A Mex­i­can of­fi­cial says another jour­nal­ist has been slain in the coun­try, one of the world’s most dan­ger­ous coun­tries for me­dia work­ers.

The govern­ment of­fi­cial in the north­ern state of Si­naloa says Javier Valdez was killed Mon­day in the state cap­i­tal, Cu­li­a­can, near the of­fices of his news­pa­per, Rio Doce.

The of­fi­cial was not au­tho­rized to dis­cuss the mat­ter pub­licly and spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity. Rio Doce con­firmed the news of Valdez’s killing on its web­page.

Valdez was a vet­eran reporter who also worked as a cor­re­spon­dent for the na­tional news­pa­per La Jor­nada. He spe­cial­ized in cov­er­ing drug traf­fick­ing. Five jour­nal­ists have now been mur­dered in Mex­ico in just over two months.

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